Apple releases critical iOS 14.5.1, macOS 11.3.1 security updates

Apple on Monday released updates for iOS 14.5, iPadOS 14.5, watchOS 7.4, and macOS 11.3, which contain critical security patches that should be installed immediately. We’ve seen these types of fixes in other recent updates and can’t stress how important it is to update. Update 5/5: Apple also released iOS 12.5.3 to address the Webkit exploits. on olderContinue reading “Apple releases critical iOS 14.5.1, macOS 11.3.1 security updates”

Worldwide phishing attacks deliver three new malware strains

A global-scale phishing campaign targeted worldwide organizations across an extensive array of industries with never-before-seen malware strains delivered via specially-tailored lures. The attacks hit at least 50 orgs from a wide variety of industries in two waves, on December 2nd and between December 11th and 18th, according to a Mandiant report published today. UNC2529, as Mandiant threat researchersContinue reading “Worldwide phishing attacks deliver three new malware strains”

Signal Tries to Run the Most Honest Facebook Ad Campaign Ever, Immediately Gets Banned

A series of Instagram ads run by the privacy-positive platform Signal got the messaging app booted from the former’s ad platform, according to a blog post Signal published on Tuesday. The ads were meant to show users the bevy of data that Instagram and its parent company Facebook collects on users, by… targeting those users using Instagram’s own adtechContinue reading “Signal Tries to Run the Most Honest Facebook Ad Campaign Ever, Immediately Gets Banned”

Beware: Scammers can hack you using nothing but a phone number

I’m just about finished reading New York Times writer Nicole Perlroth’s fantastic new book, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends, in which she lifts up and turns over the rock of the global cyberwar arms race to show us all the nasty, wormy hackers and spies underneath who play around in that muck. It’s a gripping read,Continue reading “Beware: Scammers can hack you using nothing but a phone number”

Vulnerable Dell driver puts hundreds of millions of systems at risk

A driver that’s been pushed for the past 12 years to Dell computer devices for consumers and enterprises contains multiple vulnerabilities that could lead to increased privileges on the system. It is estimated that hundreds of millions of Dell computers, from desktops and laptops to tablets, received the vulnerable driver through BIOS updates. Five flawsContinue reading “Vulnerable Dell driver puts hundreds of millions of systems at risk”

How to Customize Windows 10’s News and Interests Taskbar Feed

Windows 10’s News and Features feed for your taskbar is rolling out now as part of the operating system’s KB5001391 system update. Like Microsoft’s News Bar app or Edge’s personalized highlights, the News and Interests feed shows the latest headlines from over 4,500 news sources and a wide range of topics. But unlike those other apps, theContinue reading “How to Customize Windows 10’s News and Interests Taskbar Feed”

Google engineer calls out Apple for holding back the web w/ ‘uniquely underpowered’ iOS browsers

The big battle between Epic Games and Apple comes to a head today as the court case starts. One of Apple’s key arguments in the case is that developers have choice and can distribute “apps” for iOS through the web, but a Google engineer has recently spoken out against Apple’s practices on the web, callingContinue reading “Google engineer calls out Apple for holding back the web w/ ‘uniquely underpowered’ iOS browsers”

Social Media 101: The Ultimate Guide To Growing Your Business With Social Media Marketing

Table Of Contents Key Social Media Terms You Need to Know How to Get Started With Social media Basic Rules of Posting The Best Social Platforms for B2B and B2C The 6 Key Social Media Platforms to Grow Your Business YouTube LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Instagram TikTok Conclusion If you’re looking to get insight into how different social media platforms workContinue reading “Social Media 101: The Ultimate Guide To Growing Your Business With Social Media Marketing”

Surprisingly unproblematic KB5001391 update brings speed boost to Windows 10

File under “color us surprised”: the KB5001391 update that Microsoft released for Windows 10 recently has been well-received by users. Feedback about the update shows that people who have installed KB5001391 are happy not only with the fact that it adds News and Interests to the taskbar, but also that it seems to be stable and problem free. SomeContinue reading “Surprisingly unproblematic KB5001391 update brings speed boost to Windows 10”

Google Chrome is getting a new Progressive Web App feature

As more companies and independent developers are switching to Progressive Web Apps as their preferred solution for native apps, Microsoft and Google are slowly adding new PWA features to improve the web apps experience on Windows and other platforms. For those unaware, Progressive web app, or PWA, is the latest web technology that allows anyoneContinue reading “Google Chrome is getting a new Progressive Web App feature”